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    Question Spideroak and other applications that aren't yet in the 11.4 Repositories

    Hi guys
    Who am I meant to ask nicely to get such applications as Spideroak into the 11.4 repositories?
    Many thanks
    Ben

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    Default Re: Spideroak and other applications that aren't yet in the 11.4Repositories

    On 03/12/2011 02:06 PM, bendare wrote:
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    > Who am I meant to ask nicely to get such applications as Spideroak into
    > the 11.4 repositories?


    it will take a few days for _all_ applications to be built and the
    repos populated...

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    Default Re: Spideroak and other applications that aren't yet in the 11.4 Repositories

    SpiderOak was dropped from Non-Oss due to difficulties from within support@spideroak.com.

    However, I went to https://spideroak.com/download/suse and downloaded the openSUSE rpm.


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    Default Re: Spideroak and other applications that aren't yet in the 11.4 Repositories

    Uh-oh... I think I installed it twice.... if that's possible. I have it twice in the menu. Can one instance be deleted and not both?
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    Default Re: Spideroak and other applications that aren't yet in the 11.4Repositories

    On 03/13/2011 08:06 AM, Prexy wrote:
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    > Uh-oh... I think I installed it twice.... if that's possible. I have it
    > twice in the menu. Can one instance be deleted and not both?


    you don't say which Desktop Environment you use, but if using KDE i
    think you can right click the menu lizard, pick Menu Editor, nav to
    the section(s) with spideroak listed, and

    look at the "command" block for both menu instance, and see what
    executable they point to..

    if both point to the same executable, then i would _guess_ you could
    delete either menu entry...

    which is NOT the same as deleting the program with YaST--if you don't
    understand the difference then you might ask....in either case read my
    caveat below before deleting anything..

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    Ok, this really fouled things up! I am using KDE 4.6 on 11.4 and the steps to edit the menu have changed.

    I had to unlock the widgets, then when I right-click on the lizard, I get a menu that says "Edit applications." Clicking on that brings me a box with the menu tree. The first problem is that the menu tree does not correspond to what I see when I click on the lizard in normal usage. My original issue was clicking Menu--> Applications--> Internet--> brought me to a submenu with a list of options. At the bottom of this list were two entries for Spider Oak. What the editor sees is a freestanding entry for Spider Oak and another entry under "Data Exchange." I deleted the one under "Data Exchange."

    I saved and exited the editor and went back to the menu to see what the effect was. It was nothing like I expected. Not only did both Spider Oak entries disappear (both had pointed to the same executable /usr/bin/SpiderOak) but ALL the entries under "Internet" have disappeared except for "Chat" and "Web Browser."

    How do I get the correct menu back?
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    Default Re: Spideroak and other applications that aren't yet in the 11.4Repositories

    On 03/13/2011 07:06 PM, Prexy wrote:
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    > How do I get the correct menu back?


    actually, i have no idea...other than i _guess_ the easiest way to
    recover is to restore from backup the part of ~/.kde in which the menu
    resides (if it is kept there)..

    read my caveat again.

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    Default Re: Spideroak and other applications that aren't yet in the 11.4Repositories

    Thanks Romanator, and yes DenverD, that's a good point, I was was being a little impatient I guess.
    Prexy... good luck! You could just use Alt+F2, it's quicker than the menu anyhow. Stopped using that a while ago... (Or setup keyboard shortcuts for your favourite applications?)

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    Default Re: Spideroak and other applications that aren't yet in the 11.4Repositories

    I did a little poking around and here is what I came up with. I unlocked the widgets, right-clicked the lizard and selected "edit applications." That brought up a screen with the main menu categories. On that screen is an "edit" menu item; opening it reveals a "restore to system settings" option. Clicking it restored my missing menu items. Unfortunately, it restored the double entry for Spider Oak. I think I'll just let this be for now. Curiously, when I search yast for orphaned apps, only Spider Oak shows up. I ignored that, too!
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